Monthly Archives: September 2011

My Beach-Car Photo and Your Thoughts


Ellen and I look at the Jimmy-on-the-beach photo above and share two divergent streams of thought based on the picture. I’ll share our views in another post but I’m just curious what an SUV parked on the sand suggests to … Continue reading

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For A Bunch of Dumb Dogs, They’re Pretty Smart


Bounced in the meadows. Ripped through the underbrush. Splashed in the creek. I released the hounds and they… …bounced. …ripped. …splashed. Daisy and Lily, two yellow labs, joined my pup Penny and me on a hike through the woods and … Continue reading

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What If Your Childhood Was a Train Wreck?


“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.” That’s what John Edward Pearce said. But what if your childhood was a train wreck? What if your memories of home are … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of “Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me”


From the first page, I had a question about Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir…of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron. How did a guy I’d never heard of get his memoir published? After all, memoirs that get … Continue reading

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Three Attitude Adjustments That Help Me Live My Faith


Jon Acuff in Quitter* recounts a story of a man going from class to class asking one simple question. “How many of you are artists?” He asked the first graders. Every hand shot up. He asked the third graders. Most … Continue reading

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On This Date Ten Years Ago


Tears surprise me as I watch. The feelings buried return with the images. I want to forget. I cannot. The date will not release me. 9-11! (Click here to view a YouTube video of initial news reports). I thought I’d … Continue reading

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You Don’t Want Me Around? Okay, Fine!


“Tom, you need to stay away from Sherry.” “Why?” “Because she says she doesn’t like you.” “But why?” “I don’t know. She just doesn’t.” That’s a scene from my college years. I remember the conversation but not who told me … Continue reading

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